ukraine says at least five people have been killed and 18 injured by a series of russian missile strikes on the strategic port city of odessa. america's most senior diplomat antony blinken will visit kyiv on sunday, according to ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky, campaigning ends in france's hard—fought presidential election with emmanuel macron and his far—right rival marine le pen urging people to turn out and vote on sunday. 26 passengers and crew are missing injapan after a tourist boat reportedly sinks off the northern island of hokkaido. downing street confirms the prime minister has not yet received any further fines for breaking lockdown rules. supermarkets across the uk are limiting how much cooking oil customers are able to buy as supplies are hit by the war in ukraine. and tyson fury will take on dillian whyte later in what's expected to be one of the biggest all—british heavyweight fights in boxing history. now on bbc news, it's sportsday.
hello, i'm olly foster, here's what's coming up on sportsday this evening. we're getting closer to that huge all—british world title fight, as tyson fury defends his heavyweight crown against dillian whyte. four goals forjesus and manchester city are four points clear in the premier league. verstappen wins the sprint to start on pole for tomorrow's grand prix at imola. good evening, we'll have all the football in a moment, but the main event today is at wembley stadium.
we're just a few hours away from the all—british world title fight as tyson fury defends his wbc heavyweight belt against dillian whyte. we'll hear from our reporter at wembley in a moment, but first here are the the fighters. being back in england, after all these years, four years away, and fighting me old pal dillian whyte in england for all the glory. fans are in for a real treat, 94,000 people are going to see a good tear—up. i know dillian whyte personally, he knows me and we are ready to rock and roll tonight and treat you all to a hell of a barnstormer, don't worry about that. it means everything, this is massive. - this is a big fight, as tyson said, we didn't expect to be here, - me especially, anyway. i am willing to do whatever it. takes, i'm that kind of fighter, i will do whatever i have to do. victory by any means -
necessary, i will do that. i'm not scared to take risks, i have done that my whole l life, it's nothing new. the fans are already streaming into wembley stadium, 94,000 are expected, that will be a post—war record for any fight. ade adedoyin is at the fight for us and sent us this a short time ago. i think they build—up surprised quite a lot of people because they had been quite acrimonious when the negotiations were made, dillian whyte�*s camp are unhappy about the split of the paris, there were other issues in regards to the contract, and you wondered what would happen when there came face—to—face this week. to get a say, it was all very jovial, very respectful. tyson fury said he is expecting a tough test because he knows dillian whyte, the train together in their early 20s and actually lived together, they were friends until the relationship
soured. this is a homecoming for tyson fury because he has forward in united states since 2018, this will be the second defence of the title he won emphatically against deontay wilder. entity is a big night for dillian whyte, he has campaigned for years for his opportunity at the heavyweight title. i went to his camp in portugal and spain today with an two weeks ago, the intensity of the sessions was really impressive. he knows this may be a once—in—a—lifetime opportunity. if you lose tonight, they may not be another time when it gets to challenge for the title, so he will leave no stone unturned, he will leave no stone unturned, he will leave everything in the ring. the oddsmaker have tyson fury as the heavy favourite to win but it may not be as straightforward as people think. it only takes one punch in that division, tyson fury is very aware of that. from that huge heavyweight title fight, let's get onto the premier league's equivalent. with liverpool playing in the merseyside derby tomorrow, manchester city took advantage, they've stretched their lead at the top of the premier league to four points, and they've also
helped their goal difference with a 5—1win over watford at home. gabrieljesus scored four at the etihad, two in each half. watford's hassan kamara had pulled a goal back to give them hope at 2—1 but a lovely strike from rodri from outside the box gave city a two goal cushion at the break, beforejesus put the game out of sight in the second half. the situation didn't change with victory today, we have to win all the games to be champion, five left, three away, two at home. it's difficult because it's mixed in between the champions league but we are so proud to be here. arsenal have moved up to fourth in the premier league after a 3—1win at home to manchester united, whose champions league hopes are fading fast now. united had their chances, including a missed penalty. adam wild reports. in another time, another era, this was a fixture that decided titles.
now, perspectives have changed, no longer a tussle at the top but a fight for fourth. manchester united, awful of late, unable to get a foot into it, nuno tavares giving arsenal the lead. eddie nketiah thought he had scored arsenal's second here, closer look, he was offside and an even closer look, it was a penalty. confusing. bukayo saka ended any doubts. united had chances, finally they took one. cristiano ronaldo, this his first appearance since the death of his newborn son, the poignancy not lost on anyone. in a game of big moments, the biggest perhaps fell to bruno fernandes, his penalty united's opportunity, missed. a sentiment reinforced spectacularly by granit xhaka. the victory arsenal's, for united, their new manager won't arrive until summer. change, it seems, can't come soon enough.
let's get some reaction to that arsenal win now, starting with their manager mikel arteta. after three defeat in a row, they've now beaten chelsea and manchester united in the space of four days to move back into the top four for now. we knew how important it was going to be, and the atmosphere our people created, it really made it happen. i believe that everything is energy and we had moments where we needed some luck, we did it, the energy of the place helped us. an improved performance, we should have scored quite a few more goals than the one that we did. i think we bounced back well after that poor start, after the early goal we conceded, and had numerous chances to score goals, we hit the crossbar, hit the post twice. as i said, enough chances to get a better result.
that win for arsenal is going to be even sweeter for that win for arsenal is going to be even sweeterfor them that win for arsenal is going to be even sweeter for them because they pushed tottenham out of the top four. they could only manage a goalless draw at brentford. much of the talk before the match was about christian eriksen coming up against his former side and he almost help hurt spurs in added time. ivan toney couldn't make the most of the dane�*s freekick. tottenham didn't register a single shot on target for the second match in a row. eriksen was warmly embraced at full time by his former team mates and was the last player to leave the pitch. also the best player on it, had a fabulous game and has really turned brentford's fortunes around since joining them injanuary until the end of the season. newcastle united are finishing the season strongly,
after fighting relegation before christmas, they half of the table after a 3—0 victory at norwich. their fourth win in a row. joelinton scored twice in the first half on his 100th premier league appearance. another brazilian, bruno guimares, added another in the second half, his third in as many games. norwich are now all but down, bottom of the table and eight points off safety. very pleased with some of the football that we played, it was really good and i think maybe something that we haven't done often enough this season. i think we've been playing under huge pressure of staying in the league and we've got a lot of results playing resilient, organised football. but today was the first time i think the shackles came off a little, the confidence was high and i thought we saw a glimpse of the future there, hopefully. for me, i thought there was nothing in the game. at half—time, we were two goals down because they took their moments and we haven't taken ours.
we can't keep giving goals away at this level because you get punished, and that is what we keep finding out. the level at the moment is catching up with us because we gave manchester united three goals last week and gave newcastle a helping hand today as well. there were no goals in the midlands derby, leicester against aston villa. villa were probably happier with the point after four defeats in a row. tyrone mings came close with a header and ollie watkins had a couple of half chances. jamie vardy came off the bench, for leicester, his first appearance in six weeks. the foxes slip to 10th but have roma on thursday in the semi—final of the europa conference league. looking forward to it. our preparation has been really good with all the games but now we can have a little bit of extra rest because we've been playing every few days. the players need that,
the players coming into the game, they will all be ready for it. the supporters will make a great noise and lets see if we can take an advantage into the second leg. we came here to win the game and i think, on chances, we could have done that. but it's a tough game here, they're a well—coached team, but i'm really proud of the effort the boys gave today and a clean sheet was the least we deserved. it's a point away and that will be a basis for us to move into the few next games. second—placed rangers have given themselves some hope in the scottish premiership title race. the reigning champions had a man sent off at motherwell but won 3—1 to close the gap on leaders celtic, who play tomorrow. lydia campbell reports. you can file every game that rangers play into the must—win category these days. six points behind celtic in the title race, there's no more room for error. and with no roofe or morelos to call
upon, there might have been worries about where the goals would come from. unfortunately for motherwell keeper liam kelly, it was he who got the final touch here. motherwell haven't beaten rangers here since 2015, but when liam balogun was sent off for this tackle, there was hope. and it didn't take long to make their advantage count, ross tierney drawing his side level. dropping points at this stage could end rangers�* title bid, so now they need the fringe players to be heroes. step up fashion sakala and scott wright, combining to send the ten men into the lead here. and when a penalty was given when sakala was brought down in the box, james tavernier was able to put the game to bed and to keep the title dreams alive.
three other matches today. livingston should be safe now after a good win at aberdeen. dundee look pretty sure of relegation now after drawing one—all against second bottom stjohnstone. hibernian won at st mirren fulham missed out on the chance to all but seal the championship title after conceding a 98th minute equaliser to second placed bournemouth. marco silva's men clinched promotion earlier this week. luton town have dropped to fifth after they could only draw with blackpool. elijah adebayo gave them an early lead in the lunchtime kickoff but gary madeen equalised from the penalty spot in the second half. it means that luton haven't quite sealed a play—off spot yet with just two games still to play. also today in the championship, birmingham and play—off chasing millwall shared four goals. already relegated derby lost 3—1 to bristol city. hull city beat reading 3—0. nottingham forest's1—0 win at peterborough confirmed the home side's relegation to league one.
play—off chasing sheffield united beat cardiff 1—0, while stoke also won 1—0 against qpr. qpr have really tanked in recent weeks, i can testify to that, i was unlucky enough to watch them at huddersfield and they lost there, so their play—off hopes are fading. the games at swansea and west brom ended in draws. oldham athletic have dropped out of the football league. a 2—1 defeat to salford city at home confirming their releagtion from league 2, but that doesn't tell half the story because the last 13 minutes of that game were played behind closed doors. let's speak to our reporterjoe lynskey. joe, an extraordinary hour or so at boundary park. ultimate relegated from league 2, losing their place in the football league in the most remarkable
circumstances because with just over ten minutes to go, 2—1 tout at home to salford city tome, they was a pitch invasion, autumn supporters releasing the anchor of their photo in the league they have had in the last 12 months and also protesting against their owner. of even unfurled a banner in the centre circle telling him to get out of the club. the owner is a moroccan who bought the club in 2018 when they were in league 1, and he is the reason now that four years on, many ultimate fans think they have had this extreme downfall since either out of the football people together, because they did, after nearly two hours, get the game back on behind closed doors. also announced at 6:43pm, they had lost a match to salford 2—1, the same score as when the players went off the pitch and that subsequently, oldham athletic,
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supporting oldham athletic, no promotions, no trophies, only a couple of top six images in the years since 1994 when they went down. it's hard work being a supporter of this club and now they have gone into the non—league. the way they went into freefall down the divisions, you can see it is good to be hard for them to get out of that and other big clubs have struggled to get out of the national league and the wider non—league pyramid over the years as well, certificate times ahead for oldham athletic on the day they were relegated from league 2. the day they were relegated from lea . ue 2. , ., league 2. the first former premier lea . ue league 2. the first former premier league side _ league 2. the first former premier league side to _ league 2. the first former premier league side to drop _ league 2. the first former premier league side to drop out _ league 2. the first former premier league side to drop out of- league 2. the first former premier league side to drop out of the - league side to drop out of the league altogether, oldham athletic going down out of the climax to that game, the last 30 minutes played behind closed doors. thank you. one other line from league two, crawley town have suspended their managerjohn yems after claims that he used discriminatory language towards his own players. yems has been in charge since 2019. the club have released a statement this morning saying they were made aware of serious and credible accusations that yems used
discriminatory language and behavior and that he has been suspended indefinitely while they investigate. yems told the bbc earlier that he was not in a position to comment on the allegations. crawley lost today, meaning that they can't reach the playoffs it was an outside chance anyway. bayern munich have won a 10th bundesliga title in a row. they beat their nearest rivals borrussia dortmund 3—1 at the allianz arena. they now can't be caught — 12 points clear with three games left to play. so, a league title there forjulia nagelsmann. robert lewandowski, another stellar season for him, he was on the scoresheet yet again. nagelsmann celebrating a league title. they fail to a little bit in europe but still, ten league titles
in a row for bayern munich, what a achievements. that you are up—to—date with the football. the formula 1 world champion max verstappen will be on pole for tomorrow's emilia romagna grand prix at imola. a sprint race was used to decide the grid positions and it was a difficult day for lewis hamilton, with mercedes way off the pace in italy. nick parrott reports. lewis hamilton isn't going anywhere particularly quickly at the moment. outqualified by his mercedes team—mate george russell and 13th on the grid for the sprint race. ferrari's fans probably had a better view of the main protagonists at imola, and they were roaring with delight as leclerc got the jump on max verstappen as his red bull made a stuttering start. the sprint turned into a stroll behind the safety car after zhou guanyu driver lost control. the championship leader stayed in control when the action restarted.
just after the start of the penultimate lap, verstappen saw his chance and took it. taking the chequered flag not only puts him back on pole for sunday's grand prix but cuts the deficit to leclerc by a point. charles was having a bit more pace but then he ran out of tyres and then we closed the gap and i got the move into turn two. for sure, today it worked out for us to be on this compound, so very happy to have a clean sprint race in the end. what i will be doing is trying to do the bestjob i can, sometimes it goes for you and sometimes it doesn't, but we're going to fight for the championship, we are fighting to get into the top ten at the moment. for years, fans have seen hamilton on the podium here but starting from 14th, will have his work cut out to catch the top three. let's have a quick look at some of the other headlines today.
johann zarco is on pole for tomorrow's portuguese motogp at portimao. but championship leader, enea bastianini will start from 18th after crashing out at the end of the first qualifying session. rain in the algarve has made things tricky for the riders. it's the last day of the jump racing season and champion trainer paul nicholls ended it in style with a win in the grade 1 celebration chase at sandown. the favourite grenateen survived a scare at the last to win it for the second year in a row under jockey harry cobden. but the big race went to ireland — summing up the whole season really — as hewick won a super—fast bet365 gold cup at 16—1 for trainer shark hanlon. two—time winner greg norman has said he intends to come out of retirement and play the 150th open championship at st andrews in july. the 67—year—old hasn't played professionally for ten years and would need to qualify.
the australian won the 1986 and 1993 opens. harlequins have strengthened their grip on the play—off places in rugby union's premiership with a thrilling 26—20 win over table—toppers leicester at the stoop. this game between two of the league's great entertainers went back and forth throughout, but andre esterhuizen�*s late try finally sealed it for quins. they stay in third. the top two get home matches in the semifinals at the end of the regular season. leicester are still top despite that defeat. also wins for northampton and wasps. in the united rugby chamionship, scarlets beat a struggling dragons side 38—19. dragons trailed their welsh rivals 7—17 at half—time, but adam warren fought back to level the contest after an hour. it only took scarlets' rob evans five minutes
to restore the lead and regain momentum, as they would go on to comfortably win the match. dragons stay in 15th, scarlets remain 9th, just three points off the playoff spots. well, this weekend sees the penultimate round of fixtures in this year's women's six nations championship. last night we had a french beating the welsh to go top of the table. there is a match on right now in northern italy, italy against scotland in palma. you can watch this live on the bbc sport website. this is for the wooden spoon, this one, because neither team has won this year and their three matches to date, losing them all. there are benign changes to the scotland side that most of the french last time out. just a couple of penalties, a bit of history between the two teams at this ground, the italians actually beat them in world cup
qualifying, if i recall. it's very tight at the moment. it is italy 3—3 scotland in the women's six nations. and they have lost a contact when there as well, by the looks of it. england will return to the top of the table well, england will return to the top of the table if they beat ireland at welford road tomorrow — a game that will see emily scarratt win her 100th cap. a bit crazy, to be honest. obviously, the girls, every time the cap number has gone up in the last few weeks, they have been giving me the big one, but i genuinely try not to think about it. you know how fragile the sport can be at times and you should take nothing for granted. i'll still be doing that for the next three days! but it's something i never set out to achieve, so it's hard to get your head around. if you were to write it out and make it the best it could possibly be, i think this would be the script.
i don't know who is writing my scripts at the moment but i definitely owe them a drink or two. we had a season ticket there when i was growing up, played there once when i was eight years old, when the minis all charge on at half—time and then you disappear to watch the second half, so i have some fond memories of that place. it's my hometown as well, so hopefully the support will be awesome and it'll be pretty special. and there's more live sport for you on bbc tonight. over on bbc two, they're showing the secomnd round of the live snooker championship. four—time champion mark selby is facing china's yan bingtao. he's trailing ten frames to seven in sheffield. it's the first to 13, so there could be an upset on the cards here. it
just looks like yan going back to the table there, you can follow that across the bbc, there could be an upset. don't forget, to keep across that big fights, they should be coming into the ring at wembley stadium, fury against whyte, just after 10pm. stadium, fury against whyte, just after10pm. but stadium, fury against whyte, just after 10pm. but it's goodbye for now. hello again. well, the weekend's got off to a pretty decent start weather—wise. for the vast majority, it's been a dry day. there've just been one or two showers dotted around here and there. but some sunshine for most of us — that was edinburgh castle, overlooking the blossoms there in the gardens below. now, the satellite picture. to the north of the uk in the north atlantic, we've got a big bank of low cloud, and that is going to be coming towards the uk into next week, but before we get there, today we have had some cloud,
particularly across wales and western areas of england, and that cloud has produced one 01’ two showers. now, they'll fade away but we could see another batch just running into the south of england for a time overnight. away from that, cloudy again for northern scotland, but for most it's a dry night with clear skies. temperatures getting down to between three and seven celsius, perhaps a few areas of frost in some of the deeper valleys in scotland. now, for the second half of the weekend, it's another fine—looking day. lots of sunshine around, both morning and afternoon, and i think overall there'll be fewer showers, so the vast majority of you will have a dry day. still pretty cloudy across the far north of scotland, but otherwise sunny spells. now, again, we've got these east, north—easterly winds working across the chilly waters out in the north sea where the sea temperatures are onlyjust coming up from their wintertime lows, and that does have an effect on the temperatures. for eastern areas, 11 to 14 degrees. the highest temperatures, again, across the south and west — we're looking at highs of 18 in cardiff and for london. for monday, still a fair bit of dry
weather but we are going to see some showers across central and eastern england. some of those could turn out to be quite heavy for a time during the afternoon. away from that, though, a fair bit of dry weather, but it's starting to turn cloudy and cool across northern areas of scotland. ten degrees in stornoway, 11 in aberdeen. in the sunshine further south, 14s and 15s for the most part. tuesday is where we see that big area of low cloud i showed you on the satellite picture. well, that works down the north sea and then starts to spread inland, so quite a bit of dry weather still around, but quite a lot of cloud, as well, and given the cloudy skies, just nine degrees in aberdeen and newcastle. highest temperatures 15—16 for cardiff and for london, but, really, the rest of the week does look pretty cloudy at times. temperatures not as high as they have been. the best of any limited sunshine will be across western areas. that's the latest.
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